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Keith Teach Academy A Painful Lesson

27th February 2011

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Wick Academy 3.....Keith....5
(half time: 2-3)
Report and photos by Noel Donaldson

AT the Academy of football, their report card might have read- “Hardworking, promised great things but couldn’t deliver. Can do better with their home-work.”

For the fans, this eight-goal thiller, at Harmsworth Park was well worth the entrance fee, complimented by the bonus of superb, spring-like weather. All that was missing for the home supporters was a victory, but it was Keith, the teachers, who taught Wick a painful footballing lesson, stamping a black mark on their recent home achievements.

It could have been oh so different, with the Scorries grabbing an early, dream-start opener, courtesy of Stevie Cunningham.

Then in as many minutes, again, the homesters stamped their authority on the game when Richard Macadie powered his way through the Keith defence and neatly slipped the ball past the advancing keeper Andrew Shearer.

It should have been a doubly demoralising blow for the visitors but they displayed the quality of a good side, not to let the heads go down when the odds are stacked against you, and stuck to their task. Their reward?...two goals from the troublesome Sean Keith, within three minutes and a third from brother Cameron to send their side walking tall to the dressing room, with a tidy, first half, 3-2 advantage.

Keith were not going to get it all their own way, though, as they discovered when substitute Sam Mackay wasted no time on the pitch, drilling home a leveller on the 60th minute. Again, the Moraymen took it on the chin and Sean Keith demonstrated why his team are serious title contenders, curling a well-placed ball beyond James More, and the three points well out of his team’s reach.

A free kick, from close in, was rammed home by Jonathan Smith, in the closing stages, sealing Academy’s fate.


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